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Change a Life (Barrick Museum)

Made at the ArtBar during a trip the Barrick.

At the Barrick Museum we work hard to make art more accessible and believe that it changes lives. We will be collecting art supplies for the John D. Gaughan Boy's and Girl's Club this holiday season.  To contribute, drop off new supplies to the Barrick Museum during regular business hours November 30 - December 19, 2013.


Canvas; pastels; pastel paper; drawing paper; drawing pencils; drawing pads; poster board; acrylic paint; brushes; tracing paper; markers; crayons; erasers; glue; construction paper; charcoal pencils; charcoal paper; lino cutters; lineoleum for printmaking; air dry clay; mat boards. 

Contact us at 895-3381 or barrick.museum@unlv.edu for more information.

Museum hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Thursday until 8pm; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm; closed Sundays and holidays.

Butoh (Barrick Museum/Xeric Garden)

Butoh, Synergic Global Art

December 2, 5:00 - 5:30 pm                                                     BARRICK MUSEUM/DONALD H. BAEPLER XERIC GARDEN

Butoh Performance by Patricia Miranda & Yasmina Chavez
Musical Performance by Hermon Farahi & Julian Tanaka

This performance is an exploration of the Japanese dance style butoh through a careful study of its artistic and theoretical propositions as well as the historical context from which it emerged. The performance is a result of a collective and individual process of investigation. As a group project this presentation attempts to reveal the implications of butoh in contemporary artistic practices such as music, performance art, installation and the visual arts in general. The artists have chosen the term synergy because their aim is to show the potential ability of individual organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger.

For Art 434: Contemporary Japanese Art History

UNLV/MFA Candidate Talks (Barrick Museum)

MFA Candidate Talks

December 2, 7:00 – 9:00pm                                                                    BARRICK MUSEUM AUDITORIUM

Barrick Museum’s Visiting Artist Series Presents the UNLV/MFA Candidate Talks. Candidates will be discussing their current work at the Barrick Museum. The event will start with a brief introduction to each of the artists followed by discussion amongst the audience and artists.

Artists Include:  Shelbi Schroeder • Rebecca Pugh • Lisa Rock • Camilla Quinn Oldenkamp • Scott Grow • Austin Dickson • Abraham Abebe • Wendy Chambers • Elizabeth Johnson • Maureen Halligan • Audrey Barcio

NINE - BFA Midway Exhibition (Grant Hall Gallery)

NINE - BFA Midway exhibition

December 2 – December 6, 2013
Reception December 12, 5:00 – 9:00pm                                                      GRANT HALL GALLERY

NINE blends together the ideas of each student and will include works from a variety of concentrations: graphic arts, printmaking, painting, sculpture and photography. The contrasting processes explore each artists' individual concepts.

Artists: Andrew Dwyer • Alex Kereczman • Brook Fitzgerald • Charlie Correales • Gosha Tomasik • Jonathan Estrada • Piotr Potoczny • Richard Guillian • Richard Sjolie

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

A Garden Transformed (Barrick Museum)

Fish Out of Water                                                                   We're Not in Kansas Anymore                         Everywhere I Go                                                           Liquefy

December 5 - 14, 2013                                                     BARRICK MUSEUM/DONALD H. BAEPLER XERIC GARDEN

Students from the UNLV Art Department Sculpture Program will be presenting site-specific installations in the Donald H Baepler Xeric Garden this December. Each of the four students in the Intermediate Sculpture class will present a piece that responds to specific aspects of the garden. Visit the garden and examine the spaces through the works of these talented students.

Artists Include: Ashley Newton • Charlie Correales • Richard Sjolie • Gosha Tomasik

REpresentations (Grant Hall Gallery)

Rebecca Pugh, Salt Flats, 2013.

Reclaimed Mixed Media Landscapes

December 9 – December 13, 2013
Reception December 10, 6:00 – 9:00pm                                                   GRANT HALL GALLERY

Rebecca Pugh's mixed media paintings and sculpture incorporate paint and unconventional materials including plastic shopping bags and bed linens; objects associated with spaces that disguise the natural landscape and true climate of which we live. Rebecca is a Canadian, mixed media artist currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is interested in the transformation and appropriation of common cultural objects as art media. The exhibition, REpresentations, Reclaimed Mixed Media Landscapes, is her midway show of the MFA graduate program.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Passage to the Future: Art From a New Generation in Japan (Barrick Museum)

Tabaimo, Japanese Little Kitchen, 2003. Wood, plastic, Japanese paper, DVD players, monitors

Passage to the Future                                                             Art from a New Generation in Japan

October 10 - December 20, 2013                                                          BARRICK MUSEUM

Featuring works from eleven Japanese artists, some internationally known, some relatively obscure, "Passage to the Future" is a concise yet broad-ranging display of contemporary Japanese art -- a showcase of sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, ceramic ware, and installation work. Yoshihiro Suda carves a single tiny petal out of wood. Miyuki Yokomizo constructs a room of soap bars big enough to walk in. Tetsuya Nakamura’s lacquerwork is sleekly perfect. Tomoyasu Murata’s animation is handmade and nostalgic. “Passage to the Future” offers visitors an up-to-date glimpse into the variety of current Japanese artistic practice.

Artists: Atsushi Fukui • Satoshi Hirose • Maywa Denki • Tomoyasu Murata • Tetsuya Nakamura • Masafumi Sanai • Katsuhiro Saiki • Yoshihiro Suda • Tabaimo • Nobuyuki Takahashi • Miyuki Yokomizo

Museum hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Thursday until 8pm; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm; closed Sundays and holidays.

Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawings (Donna Beam Fine Art)

Jon Rappleye, Ocean Blue, 2013.

Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawings

November 8 – December 13, 2013

One of the basic forms of expression in the visual arts is drawing or mark making.  It’s the touch of a pencil, charcoal, pen and ink or any variety of media to a surface by the hand of the artist.  Seeing Voices presents a wide mixture of work by nine contemporary artists from across the U.S.  including Karen Baldner, Jeff Burden, Don Eddy, Fay Ku, Jon Rappleye, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Bill Richards, Aaron Sheppard and Jim Sullivan, all of whose drive is fueled simply by the love of drawing, the pure joy of giving voice to what they see.

Gallery hours:  Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm; closed Sundays and holidays.

The gallery is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 702.895.3893


UNLV Galleries will be closed for Winter Break December 22 - January 1

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